The arrival of the first AstraZeneca vaccine doses in South Africa on February 2 was a significant moment for the country, says chemicals company DuPont, which notes that its Tyvek AirCargo covers were used to offer a critical level of protection by completely enveloping the pallet containing the vaccines.
DuPont Tyvek Cargo Covers are used by pharmaceutical companies, third-party logistics companies and airlines, as the covers are specifically engineered to address the threat of cold chain breaks during air transit – when temperature-sensitive products, such as vaccines, are at their greatest risk of temperature excursions, the company states.
The AstraZeneca vaccine must be transported within a range of 2 °C to 9 °C and DuPont highlights that this is where Tyvek plays a critical role.
Tyvek, a versatile technology from DuPont, finds application in many different areas including protective coveralls, construction, medical packaging, outdoor graphics and consumer products.
"It is a proud moment for DuPont colleagues and customers in South Africa, to be part of this historic event and knowing that our Tyvek technology is contributing towards a solution to the pandemic,” says DuPont country leader Ajen Maharaj.